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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LtTHUIDOI HIXALD Thundoy, January 13, Despite expanded youth programs Students face tight summer labor market WHERE BODY FOUND A freezer sits in the back of a police truck in Toronto after being removed from a home in the suburb of North York. Four youths opened the sealed freezer and found the body of 34-year-old Grace Evelyn Todd inside. David Wilfred Todd the women's husband has been charged with non-capital murder. Cheaters will be nailed OTTAWA (CP) The Unem- ployment Insurance Commis- sion expects to collect as much as milioln by the end of the current fiscal year March 31 from workers who tried to cheat the fund. Don Millar, chief investigator for the commission, said in an interview Wednesday that be- tween April and November last year his branch uncovered over- payments of more than mil- lion. During that period, Mr. Mil- lar's benefit control branch ini- tiated investigations and caught individuals. The' most common form of cheating was by unempolyed workers who found work but continued to make bi-weekly declarations to the commission that they had no income other than their insurance benefits. COMPARES RECORDS The benefit control branch has a remarkably simple method for uncovering overpay- ments. Mr. Millar said it runs a continuous comparison between the records of contributions sub- mitted by employers and the national list of claimants. The comparison puts on the spot anyone who claimed to be unemployed during Uie period in which some employer claimed to be making contribu- tions to the fund on his behalf. The control branch also inves- tigates a certain percentage of all claims on a sample basis. A cheating claimant is liable to prosecution in a provincial court and, upon conviction, to a fine of up to or six months in jail or both. By GERARD McNEIL OTTAWA (CP) Although federal spending on summer programs for youth will be ex- panded this summer. ruidrede of thousands of students again face a tight labor market. "It's not source close to State Secretary Gerard Pelle- tier says of the coming summer employment picture for stu- dents. Mr. Felletier Is expected1 to announce Thursday an over-all spending program in the million from last summer's million. The target will be jobs. About were made avail- able last summer. Once again the centre-piece will be the Opportunities for Youth program, expected to have a budget of more than million, compared with million last year. PROJECTS VARY Opportunities for Youth fi- nanced youth-initiated pro- grams in from help to the elderly to pollution removal created jobs. Much criticized at the outset as a jimcrack program in which funds would be wasted, it drew enthusiastic praise as the re- sults became apparent. Ironically the most staying criticism has come from Mr. Polletier himself, who has said the program was of most bene- fit to middle-class students but left "poorly-educated young workers in jobs of grinding boredom or frustration or no jobs at all." This criticism was echoed Tuesday by New Democrat Leader David Lewis. He said Opportunities for Youth is a I worthwhile approach, but it should be extended to non-stu- dents and made available all' year. In a broad way, the Opportun- ities for Youth idea has been in- corporated by the manpower de- partment in its current mil- lion Local Initiatives Program, which aims at creating winter jobs. Running lire LIP program Is Cam Mackie, 34, the same man who directed Opportunities for Youth last summer. JOB LACK CHRONIC His successor in for youth is Michel Bourdon, 28, author of a report on youth commissioned by Mr. Pelletier and nude public in September. The youth report noted that un- employment in the age group has become chronic and proposed creation of a youth employment directorate to pro- vide solutions. Summer Jubs, it said, no longer ara able to finance an education for most students. And youth ill general wu bear- ing the brunt of unemployment Meanwhile, government sources say that while the Op- portunities for Youth program may be around for a while, it Is no more than a helpful re- sponse. It doesn't really solve the over-all problem. Government is encouraging universities to adopt a trimester which the student holidays would be staggered. Instead of a summer vacation for ewryone, two thirdi of the students would be In university while one-third were on holiday my period. IMPACT LIGHT Even if the labor market picked up considerably this summer, the impact for stu- dents would not be considerable, It Is said. Federal projections are that the labor ma let may stabilize this summer but jobs aren't likely to increase. The problem isn't likely to end suddenly even if the econ- omy becomes rosy, because it is based heavily in population trends. The birth nte Increased steadily In the 1950s, culminat- ing In Canada's all-time high of live, births in 1959, then beginning a downward tread thai biiil continues. This should put pressure on the labor market for youth for some years yet-even a booming it ac- counts for the search for ways to spread the Impact. PROBLEM SPECIAL Mr. Leva said unemployment among youths has become a special problem requiring addi- tional measures to cope with it. He referred to December em- ployment figures that showed unemployment In the 14-24 age group at 11 per cent, compared with the 6.2 per cent over-ill figure. Last spring, be reminded, youths In this bracket were unemployed in before the labor market flooded with students. The rate was 12.3 on a seasonally-ad- justed basis and had dropped only fractionally to 12.2 per cost by September. He said government should focus efforts on providing jobs for youths who need money to support themselves or their families or to finance an educa- tion. Political refugees safe in Egypt By ASSEM HASSAN CAIRO (Reuter) An esti- mated political refugees, Including deposed kings, ex- presidents, former prime minis- ters and would-be revolution- aries, are liriing in Egypt. Some of them were Egypt's enemies while in power. But they remain unmolested, sup- ported in many cases by gov- ernment grants. Tlie grants range from about to a month, according to their status. Egypt has played a traditional role as a place of asylum and history records no case of a po- tical refugee being handed over to his enemies. Even if Sie refugee's enemies are Egypt's friends, he will be safe. Ex-long Idris of Libya is one such example. The aged king, who fled to Egypt in 1969, was condemned to death in ab- sentia in November 1971 by a revolutionary court under Li- bya's new head of state Col. Muhammer Gaddafi. HAS NO FEAR Althougl- Egypt Is Libya's close ally in a tripartite federa- tion with Syria, the long, who lives quietly and obsucely in a villa in suburban Heliopolis, will be allowed to spend the rest of his days in peace with DO fear of extradition, Perhaps the first displaced person to achieve fame in Egypt In biblical days, was the prophet Joseph, son of Jacob, Although told Into bondage he later gained the Pharaoh's favor and became the world's first knovn finance minister. The Greek philosopher Plato spent some years in Egypt dur- ing his exile after the execution of his teacher Socrates early in the fourth century B.C. Before (he 1952 revolution in Egypt when King Farouk was deposed, Egypt was a home for many of Europe's ousted mon- archs including ex-king Zog of Albania. African nationalists in recent times have turned to Egypt. Many from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco lived there In pre-revo- lutionaiy days, among them President Habid Bourguiba of Tunisia and former Algerian leader Ahmed Ben Bella. One of the most dramatic ref- ugee episodes In recent years involved the former Jordanian premier, Brig. Mohammed Daoud, who was prime minister during the bloody clashes be- tween Jordanian troops and Pal- estinian guerrillas In September 1970. He came to Cairo for an Arab summit and then disappeared. A resignation note waa found in the bedroom of his Cairo hotel: He later emerged from hiding and is still living in Cairo. However some of the political refugees have caused Egypt some embarrassment. Former Iraqi premier Aref Abdel Hazek is one. He led two attempted pro-Nasser coups against the late Iraqi president Abdel Salem Aref. Although Nasser enjoyed good relations with President Aref he could not refuse Razek asylum. Razefc is still here. Indian group angered at government program By STUART LAKE OTTAWA (CP) The Na- tional Indian Brotherhood is an- gered by reports that the Indian affairs department has been given most of the responsibility for the Indian cultural-educa- tional program. In a news release the brother- hood said the million set aside for the program would be wasted by tie department be- cause of Us policy to do away with Indian schools and place Indian students in provincial classrooms. Until last week the responsi- bility for the program was shared equally by the Indian af- fairs department and the secre- tary of state. The program is aimed at having Indian com- munities organize educational programs according to their own cultural and social needs. Educational centres, such as the one proposed by Alberta leader Harold Cardinal, would "get Indian content into school programs and then if suc- cessful, would be turned over to the full-time said the brotherhood. SAY PROGRAMS DOOMED Indian leaders say that (hey have been able to get along much better wW) the secretary of state department, but Indian affairs officials, in contrast, im- posed strict1 control over pro- grams and funds, in many cases dooming the programs to fail- "What will happed now to the originally-desirable program is anybody's said the brotherhood. "It is our conviction that the education section of the Indian affairs department will waste the million in their assimil- ation oriented adult education program and disperse insignifi- cant uifeqruently, to usecsls projects acceptable to their policies." The news release said Mr. Cardinal has tried to warn the Commons Indian affairs mittee of his concern that the program was being placed in danger by the Indian affairs de- partment. "It is our belief that the min- ister of Indian affairs Mr. Chre- tien, because of his scandalous role in this whole affair, should have his position and portfolio re-evaluated by the cabinet." ALBERT'S ANNUAL Each year we reduce the prices on the regular stock of branded lines we carry. This Is our way of saying THANK YOU' for your patronage! WOOL DRESS TOP COATS BREASTED OVERCOATS Reg. to 75.00 NOW, EACH SUIT CLEARANCE SHIRT CLEARANCE ONE GROUP DRESS AND SPORT SHIRTS Reg. to EACH FORTREL KNIT SHIRTS Anorltd StylM NOW Braaifcd er Fertril REDUCED! BLAZERS AND SPORT COATS LINED GLOVES 9 LONGS AND COMBS. FLANNEL PYJAMAS t ONLY Reg. 49.50. NOW, EACH Rtg. to 59.00. NOW, EACH EXTRA SPECIAL! 100% WOOl PANTS HIPSTERS STOVEPIPES Siztt 28 to 32 Reg. 19.95. PAIR FOR JANUARY CLEARANCE ONE GROUP OF DRESS WASH PANTS Now off SWEATERS Bulky pullovtri and Cardigan! Ski Cardigans and Turtlei and ikinny ribt All ttylei in weal and mohair NOW 20% -25% and K off COMPLETE STOCK WOOL DRESS PANTS NOW OPEN THIS MONTH DAILY 9 A.M. TO P.M. THURSDAY and FRIDAY 9 A.M. TO 9 P.M. ALBERT'S MEN'S APPAREL ALL SALES CASH OR CHAROEX 331 ST. S. ALTERATIONS ARE EXTRA PHONE 327-1610 At Albert's we care fiow you lookl ;